NO MATTER WHERE YOU’RE FROM OR HOW YOU GOT HERE, YOU MATTER TO GOD AND YOU MATTER TO US! 

We exist to connect people to Jesus and each other, to make disciples of Jesus Christ growing in love for God, love for one another, and love for a broken world.

A relationship with Jesus begins with understanding the central message of the Bible: Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, and no one comes to the Father but by him (John 14:6). Our church exists to proclaim that simple but life-changing message in the Camden area and across the globe.

We believe that the gospel is the centerpiece of faith and life. And what is the gospel? It is the good news about what God has done through Jesus. God has not only created the world, but since all humankind has fallen out of right relationship with Him, He has brought salvation to us through the death and resurrection of Jesus His Son, and He will one day make all things right for all time.  The Bible considers this message about what Jesus has done as the foundation for Christian faith (see 1 Corinthians 15:1-5), and so do we.

No matter what you’ve been through or where you come from, you are welcome here. Join us for a Sunday gathering and see why God’s family is no ordinary family. The good news is simple: EVERYONE can be transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ! He will make a real difference in your life, and as a result, you can experience real transformation. Though our congregation is diverse, we are united by a common life-changing experience with Christ. You too can experience the difference Christ makes regardless of: your race, your lifestyle, political affiliation, your past, your present, rich, poor, old, young, a Yankees fan, how you dress, divorced, addicted, unemployed, a greedy CEO, never been to church, a backslider, idolater, WHATEVER your background or situation. We all struggle and we have all fallen and desperately need Christ! ALL who seek forgiveness, who seek rest and are weary, who need a purpose, hope, and meaning of a world that is obviously broken, are welcome to join us here at CSBC!

We simply want to help connect people to the life giving message of Jesus.

It doesn’t matter where you’re from or how you got here, you matter to God and you matter to us! We’re a community of people who don’t have it all together, but are discovering what it means to find life in Jesus, to follow him fully, to break free from our past, and to walk in victory together. We want to be a church that is relevant to our culture. On Sunday mornings our music is modern and traditional, our graphics are cool, our dress is casual, and our coffee is fantastic. However, much more importantly, we are a thoroughly Gospel-centric church. We think each and every Sunday morning when we gather together, the uncomfortable will be made comfortable by the Gospel, and the comfortable will be made uncomfortable by that same Gospel. We both celebrate and challenge the culture around us as we orient our lives around Jesus. We want to reach people where they are. So Christ becomes the center of who they are. We believe that Jesus is the “Good News”. Ultimately Jesus, a person, is Emmanuel, God with us. He is a gift to be received, and that gift is the ultimate source of all hope for our very broken world.

The apostle Paul writes of this amazing change that happens in us when we experience Jesus and the responsibility that follows for all who believe.

2 Corinthians 5:17-21 says this: 17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them.

And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. 20 So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, Come back to God! 21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.

Our mission here at CSBC: WE WANT TO COME TO KNOW JESUS, AND THEN GO AND LIVE IT OUT.

Welcome Home to CHESTNUT STREET BAPTIST CHURCH!